The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Scientific Instructional Technician I for the WISH program is responsible for performing laboratory related work under general supervision in support of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH). WISH is a multi-disciplinary School of Medicine initiative and exists to provide cognitive and skills training and assessment for residents, medical students, faculty, and the larger medical community.The Scientific Technician 1 Float (Floats between the various locations) prepares and cleans up lab activities/courses/simulations that occur across sites. This position reports to the WISH Lab Operations Manager with a matrixed reporting relationship to the Associate Director of WISH. The SIT 1 does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities. S/he will float between the various WISH sites to the area of greatest need, as determined by supervisor.Under general supervision by the Lab Manager, this position performs key simulation lab duties, including assisting with curriculum development, maintenance and repair of simulators and running simulation exercises. In addition, this individual directs the work of other, more junior personnel in the simulation lab before, during and after simulation exercises. This position participates in various simulation-related research projects by collecting, reducing and tabulating data. Assists with extraction of research data. This position independently reviews the equipment and supply needs for both simulations and assigned research projects and arranges for their purchase/procurement. Additionally, the individual must be dedicated to superior service to internal and external customers and must have the full confidence and trust of WISH faculty, WISH Directors and the Lab Manager in his/her role as the primary simulation resource for customers. The major aspects of this position fall into the following three categories:Operating/assisting with WISH simulations including cadaveric courses = 60%Curriculum Development & Data Management = 20%Outreach and Event Operations = 20%RESPONSIBILITIES:I. Operating/assisting with WISH simulationsA significant portion of the WISH program is its teaching mission. The expanding program reaches across the WWAMI region to train residents, medical students, allied health professionals and practicing physicians. The individual in this position must accurately and in a timely manner, organize all course and simulation related educational efforts of WISH. Specific responsibilities include and are within scope of duties of a SIT 1 position.Assist in preparation and some procedures of biological tissuesRoutine maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment, including fixing minor problems or arranging for service as neededAssisting with technical troubleshooting when possibleUnder overall guidance, set up and calibration of laboratory apparatus and instrumentsSet up and take down human patient simulator and conduct some scenariosPrepare labs for classesEnsure independent course stations are stocked, maintained, and in good working orderWash, clean & arrange laboratory areas and equipment including instruments and equipment for cadaveric coursesAssist instructors with laboratory operationsAssist instructors with practicing scenarios prior to a formal courseStock laboratory areas as requiredAssist trainees by providing simulation exercise and equipment overviewAssist trainees in starting simulation exercisesAs possible, assist trainees during simulation exercisesII. Curriculum development and database management Research and Development and Educational activities are core to the mission of WISH. Simulation activities must be validated and new simulators created, trialed and implemented. Curriculum must also be trialed and implemented. The individual in this position must accurately and in a timely manner, schedule courses, assist with curriculum development and assist with database management. This competency is demonstrated by:Data collection (reduce and tabulate data and keep laboratory records)Assist in maintaining database of students and their training hours in a pre-determined database formatSchedule courses in all areas of WISH (conference room, virtual OR & dry lab)Coordinate, update and publish web-based training calendar; assist faculty with setting class schedulesIII. Outreach and Event Operations The Dean of the School of Medicine has made WISH a central School of Medicine focus. Because of its high profile WISH has a myriad of development activities and events. WISH also provides outreach for a range of different aged children (5th grade to high school) by conducting tours on at least a monthly basis. This position is pivotal in assuring that the activities and events (on and off campus) run smoothly and are well delivered. This competency is demonstrated by: Assist in setting up for tours with various internal and external customersWithin scope of work, conduct tours with various internal and external customersWithin the scope of the position, liaise with sales representatives, manufacturers and other simulation centersSet up conference room as required for each eventREQUIREMENTS:Education: A Bachelor's Degree with major study in a basic or applied scienceType and Years of Experience: An equivalent combination of training, formal education and/or research, training or service laboratory operations experienceADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Able to communicate well – verbally and in writingGood team-worker and able to get along with a variety of individuals from faculty to residents, co-workers and volunteersAttention to detailGood time management – knows how to prioritize tasksDESIRED:Experience in a simulation lab or lab setting highly preferredKnowledge of medical terminology and medical processes a plusExperience working with cadaversExperience managing databases a plusCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTS:Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.? 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